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Vienna College excels in Cambridge exams

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st February 2011 03:00 AM

KAWOTHAR Kakiika, a student at Vienna College Namugongo, has emerged one of the best students in the world, in last year’s A-level Cambridge international examinations.

KAWOTHAR Kakiika, a student at Vienna College Namugongo, has emerged one of the best students in the world, in last year’s A-level Cambridge international examinations.

By Chris Kiwawulo

KAWOTHAR Kakiika, a student at Vienna College Namugongo, has emerged one of the best students in the world, in last year’s A-level Cambridge international examinations.

Kakiika, 17, was the best student at Vienna College, with a quadruple ‘A’ in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics.

“I am glad I have matched the world’s best. I am going to pursue genetic engineering at the University of Cape Town in South Africa,” said Kakiika, who has an average mark of 96%.

Other top performers at the college include Pagi Vareejah with triple ‘A’ in physics, chemistry and biology, Ivan Ugolole with ABBB in physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer studies.

Frank Clene got AAAC in physics, chemistry, mathematics and English while Frank Kato had AAC in physics, economics and mathematics and Mark Ocaya got AABD in mathematics, physics, economics, English and computer studies.

Michael Musaazi, the school’s deputy headmaster in charge of the Cambridge curriculum, said 144 students sat for the A’ Level exams last June, and the performance was generally good.

Musaazi said the Cambridge grades at A’ Level are equivalent to the grades given by the Uganda National Examinations Board.

“The only advantage with Cambridge is that students can study in any university in the world without having to sit for pre-entry examinations,” he stated.

Musaazi said the students who sat last year can now join Ugandan universities with their results but have to be given a bridging course to enable them fit in Uganda’s system well.

Vienna College School registered as a Cambridge centre in 2006.

Mathew Okumu Ongwen, the school’s director of studies, said the school has already reached the maximum capacity of 400 students pursuing the Cambridge curriculum.

“We cannot exceed that number otherwise we would be compromising on quality,” Ongwen said. He added that their teachers are graduates who undergo Cambridge training.

Other schools that offer the Cambridge curriculum are Taibah College, Hana Mixed School, Aga Khan, Kabojja, Rainbow, Kabira and the International School of Uganda.




Vienna College excels in Cambridge exams

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